Patriarch Irie - Poison Explosion Necromancer

NagisaFurukawa

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Patriarch Irie - Poison Explosion Necromancer

Introduction/Overview
Poison Explosion: wonderful in theory, terrible in practice. Despite its ridiculous damage figures, Poison Explosion is vastly outperformed by its brother in crime. One of the major reasons for this? The terrible radius.

Remedy #1: Bone Prison
Result: Little chambers separating monsters by a hair over the radius of PE is just what I wanted. ...wait.

Remedy #2: Fire Golem
Result: As expected, everything in the area is clumping around... *dies*

Remedy #3: Attract
Result: Success! Sort of.

That short clip should give you a rough idea of the playstyle involved. Annoying? A little, but it was also kind of amusing to group things together with Attract/Fire Golem, then open the floodgates over a small cloud of poison. The damage was incredible, as you can probably see, and it was certainly a fun build around large groups, assuming they weren't unbreakable poison immune. *shudder*

Aside from immunes, single enemies (especially ranged ones) were generally passed over. No sense in stressing yourself out for no good reason, right? As for bosses, Andariel, Mephisto, and Diablo were easy, if a little annoying as far as getting the positioning correct. Duriel and Baal required Clay Golem support and just a whole lot of patience, while the 'Rift' mercenary did the trick. The Ancients were even slower, as Life Tap was absolutely necessary to keep the mercenary alive. No comment on how long it took to kill one who spawned CI, although the severe drop in killspeed tells me that 'Rift' was even more damaging than expected. In any case, let's just say I had to back away from the computer to avoid the urge to use Poison Nova. :badteeth:

Stats/Skills/etc.
LCS

Poison Explosion: 74025-78137 over 18.8 seconds
Fire Golem: 4102 life, 706-792 damage
Bone Spear: 304-324 (for keeping myself entertained)
Lower Resist: -61%
Attract: 17.4 seconds (far too long)

FCR: 75

Skills: 20 Poison Explosion, 15 Fire Golem, 1 Lower Resist, 1 Attract, 1 Bone Prison, 40 in poison synergies, 1 in all other prerequisites

Weapon: 'Ist' Death' Web
Shield: 'Spirit' Monarch
Helm: 'Um' Harlequin Crest
Armor: 'Enigma' Mage Plate
Gloves: Trang-Oul's Claws
Belt: Arachnid Mesh
Boots: Bone Blazer (below)
Amulet: Mara's Kaleidoscope
Rings: 2x The Stone of Jordan

Switch: 'Call to Arms', 'Spirit' Monarch

Charms: 7x Fungal GC, 1x Coral GC, 8x Russet/Garnet/Ruby SC

Might Mercenary: 'Rift' Cryptic Axe, 'Um' Vampire Gaze, 'Treachery' Mage Plate

Code:
Colony's Death's Web
Unearthed Wand
One Hand Damage: 22 - 28
Durability: 18 of 18
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 25
Fingerprint: 0x4953b2bd
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+2 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
-49% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+8 to Mana after each Kill
+11 Life after each Kill
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Ist Rune

Spirit
Monarch
TalThulOrtAmn
Defense: 137
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 85 of 86
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0x608c5afe
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+35% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+22 to Vitality
+108 to Mana
Cold Resist +35%
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+4 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Tal Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Amn Rune

Harlequin Crest
Shako
Defense: 132
Durability: 10 of 12
Required Level: 62
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x26272487
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +2
+127 to Life (Based on Character Level)
+127 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
All Resistances +15
Damage Reduced by 10%
50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Um Rune

Mara's Kaleidoscope
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0xa543c7e9
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +5
All Resistances +30

Arachnid Mesh
Spiderweb Sash
Defense: 126
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x290b6381
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Slows Target by 10%
+101% Enhanced Defense
Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Level 3 Venom (11/11 Charges)

Bone Blazer
Chain Boots
Defense: 9
Durability: 16 of 16
Required Level: 52
Required Strength: 30
Fingerprint: 0x1041280c
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+4 to Dexterity
Replenish Life +3
Cold Resist +17%
Lightning Resist +31%
Fire Resist +38%
Poison Length Reduced by 25%

Trang-Oul's Claws
Heavy Bracers
Defense: 74
Durability: 16 of 16
Required Level: 45
Required Strength: 58
Fingerprint: 0xe9af95a9
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Curses (Necromancer only)
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+25% to Poison Skill Damage
+30 Defense
Cold Resist +30%

Enigma
Mage Plate
JahIthBer
Defense: 1010
Durability: 58 of 60
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 55
Fingerprint: 0x36469196
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 to Teleport
+754 Defense
+63 to Strength (Based on Character Level)
Increase Maximum Life 5%
Damage Reduced by 8%
+14 Life after each Kill
15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
85% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Ith Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune

The Stone of Jordan
Ring
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0xdf7bee3d
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
Adds 1 - 12 Lightning Damage
+20 to Mana
Increase Maximum Mana 25%

The Stone of Jordan
Ring
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0xed17203d
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
Adds 1 - 12 Lightning Damage
+20 to Mana
Increase Maximum Mana 25%

Fungal Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x34b585a3
Item Level: 54
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)

Call to Arms
Superior Flail
AmnRalMalIstOhm
One Hand Damage: 3 - 85
Durability: 30 of 30
Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 41
Required Dexterity: 35
Fingerprint: 0x5a8e2440
GUID: 0xe9054427 0x98f19e0b 0x0
Item Level: 90
Version: Expansion
+2 to All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
258% Enhanced Damage
+1 to Attack Rating
+150% Damage to Undead
Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+11 to Battle Cry
+15 to Battle Orders
+6 to Battle Command
Replenish Life +12
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
5 Sockets (5 used)
Socketed: Amn Rune
Socketed: Ral Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune
Socketed: Ohm Rune

Spirit
Monarch
TalThulOrtAmn
Defense: 210
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 43 of 44
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 146
Fingerprint: 0x1461a314
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+35% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+22 to Vitality
+108 to Mana
Cold Resist +35%
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+4 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Tal Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Amn Rune

Vampire Gaze
Grim Helm
Defense: 378
Durability: 21 of 21
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 48
Fingerprint: 0x9f678bf5
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
8% Mana stolen per hit
6% Life stolen per hit
+100% Enhanced Defense
15% Slower Stamina Drain
All Resistances +15
Damage Reduced by 17%
Magic Damage Reduced by 12
Ethereal
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Um Rune

Treachery
Mage Plate
ShaelThulLem
Defense: 240
Durability: 60 of 60
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 55
Fingerprint: 0xcf51ae34
Item Level: 62
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Chance to cast level 15 Fade when struck
25% Chance to cast level 15 Venom on striking
+2 to Assassin Skill Levels
+45% Increased Attack Speed
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
Cold Resist +30%
50% Extra Gold from Monsters
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Shael Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Lem Rune

Rift
Cryptic Axe
HelKoLemGul
Two Hand Damage: 49 - 225
Durability: 33 of 33
Required Level: 59
Required Strength: 124
Required Dexterity: 75
Fingerprint: 0x9da8ac1b
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
20% Chance to cast level 16 Tornado on striking
16% Chance to cast level 21 Frozen Orb on attack
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 160 - 250 Magic Damage
Adds 60 - 180 Fire Damage
All Stats +10
+10 to Dexterity
38% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
75% Extra Gold from Monsters
Level 15 Iron Maiden (40/40 Charges)
Requirements -20%
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Hel Rune
Socketed: Ko Rune
Socketed: Lem Rune
Socketed: Gul Rune

Fungal Grand Charm of Strength
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xeb8bb66e
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
+3 to Strength

Fungal Grand Charm of Dexterity
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x4e0c84fb
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
+4 to Dexterity

Fungal Grand Charm of Dexterity
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x824de9c3
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
+3 to Dexterity

Fungal Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0x2ed03928
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
+33 to Life

Fungal Grand Charm of Life
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xf189f795
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
+15 to Life

Coral Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0x261402c2
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+38 to Life
Lightning Resist +24%

Garnet Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0x306cfc56
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15 to Life
Fire Resist +8%

Garnet Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0x3821d60e
Item Level: 46
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+14 to Life
Fire Resist +9%

Garnet Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x765644c3
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+18 to Life
Fire Resist +9%

Russet Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xdb5a06d0
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 to Life
Fire Resist +7%

Garnet Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xa056f804
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+17 to Life
Fire Resist +9%

Ruby Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xbfb39c32
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+12 to Life
Fire Resist +10%

Ruby Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x10841799
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+18 to Life
Fire Resist +11%

Fungal Grand Charm of Balance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xb5ce1daf
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
+12% Faster Hit Recovery

Russet Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xf7eb835f
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+16 to Life
Fire Resist +7%
Wrapup
Short and sweet this time around, no thanks to the forum downtime just now killing my first attempt at posting. :p Not a very complicated build, nor one I could easily recommend for anything other than a good time, assuming you consider this kind of build "fun". :crazyeyes: His only notable finds were a Captain's GC of Sustenance, Laying of Hands, and a Mal rune from the forge.

No real plans for this guy in the future, unfortunately. I don't like to respec these kinds of characters for PvP, although he could probably participate to some degree just by swapping to Poison Nova (or tricking someone to move over a zombie's rotting corpse? :D).

Thanks to maareek for the majority of the items (about time I did something useful with them, huh?), as well as to CM for the tasty boots (and possibly a charm or two?). Thanks also to slowMG for always killing me with poison, motivating me to make a high damage greenie of my own. :(
 

omgwtfbbqpwned

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Patriarch Irie - Poison Explosion Necromancer

Congrats on the build. :) It was amusing watching you bait Diablo to the corpses. And you should know by now that forum downtime occurs around this hour. :badteeth:

What program are you using to record your videos by the way?
 
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Pijus

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Patriarch Irie - Poison Explosion Necromancer

You used ONLY poison explosion all the way to the end of the game? That's crazy!

My own necromancer(nm act2) uses poison explosion alot, but combines it with nova and dagger. Did you try to get the merc to tank, make a corpse, and just make a poison explosion chain from there?
 

Suzunahara

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Patriarch Irie - Poison Explosion Necromancer

That was something to behold, for sure. I can't ever imagine myself having the concentration/dexterity to do what you did in that video, and not die in the process o_O

Seriously, major congratulations on this! And I have to ask, what songs were those in the video?
 

NagisaFurukawa

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Patriarch Irie - Poison Explosion Necromancer

SlowMG: Forum downtime is something scheduled? :crazyeyes:

Pijus: That works fine too, for the most part. The mercenary uses 'Rift' though, so his ability to have success against large packs is limited, and the goal was to get as many monsters as possible in the area to have to successfully use Poison Explosion as little as possible. :wink:

Suzunahara: Thanks! I'd wager that the majority of the members around here are much better at playing than I am though, and that you could easily pull that off given the chance. :) The first song is Thousand Enemies by Girls Dead Monster (Angel Beats!), and the second is my favorite: Miageru Ano Sora de by Yuuki Aira (sola).
 

xxnothing

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Patriarch Irie - Poison Explosion Necromancer

You cured my desire to build a PE Necro! ;)

Congrats on finishing it!
 

potter

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Patriarch Irie - Poison Explosion Necromancer

Congrats!
Even before that video, i had no desire whatsoever to make a PEmancer only.
I bow to your dedication.

With that said, the only characters i know named Irie are the ones from Itazura na Kiss, but a quick search gave me also a female character from Angel Beats. Safe to assume it's taken from there? (considering you used music from it as well)
 

maareek

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Patriarch Irie - Poison Explosion Necromancer

I got a huge kick out of the part where Diablo bone prisoned the fire golem and then fire walled it. Brilliant!

About time, indeed! ;p Sweet char, with a ton of stylepoints. Excellent job of creating a plan to maximize the effectiveness of the skill. I can imagine how this one played, even without the video, and I must say I'm impressed with your patience yet again. Enigma has to help, though. ;)
 

omgwtfbbqpwned

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Patriarch Irie - Poison Explosion Necromancer

For the last ~2 weeks, forum downtime has occured for me around 1:30am - 2:30am, daily, without fail. For you, that'll be like 10:30pm - 11:30pm. You didn't notice?
 

Doctor Clock

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Patriarch Irie - Poison Explosion Necromancer

Poison Explosion only...*shudder*. I love how it took a minute to lure Diablo out of his pentragram pillow fort. Congrats.
 

NagisaFurukawa

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Patriarch Irie - Poison Explosion Necromancer

Thanks all.

potter: I actually haven't watched Angel Beats!, or at least not much of it. :badteeth: Irie (of unknown given name?) from Higurashi. It was the only semi-fitting thing I could come up with.

maareek: :D Nice catch. Didn't notice Diablo abusing the Fire Golem. As far as 'Enigma', it was indispensable as far as my playstyle was concerned, but it took a few NDEs to learn that Fire Golem ALSO teleports when you do. :whistling:
 

In the name of Zod

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Patriarch Irie - Poison Explosion Necromancer

Grats on the completion of you poisonmancer nagisaFurukawa. Don't think I'd want to try it anytime soon though. :thumbsup:
 
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